A 64-year-old Clifton man is clinging to life days after being involved in a car accident.
Charles R. Blevins is being treated at a nearby hospital, authorities said.
Authorities issued a press release at about 2 p.m. Friday indicating that Mr. Blevins had passed away. The department later issued a correction to that misinformation at about 4:25 p.m.
"We apologize to Mr. Blevins’ family and friends and deeply regret our erroneous report," the correction reads.
Police officials said that Mr. Blevin's situation changed in the course of his treatment. Information that they had initially recieved was false. As of 4:30 p.m., Mr. Blevin was still fighting for his life.
According to Fairfax County police, the accident occurred on June 28 at about 6 p.m. A 27-year-old woman driving a 2011 Chevrolet Impala was on Mattie Moore Court attempting to make a left turn onto Shirley Gate Road. As she entered the intersection, her car struck a 2009 GMC Sierra. The pickup became airborne and collided with a street light.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been factors. Offers will determine after an investigation whether charges are appropriate.
The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured. Authorities have not released the name of the driver.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), online at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.